Question: Do dyslexics think differently?

Because the dyslexic mind is wired in a slightly different way than non-dyslexic minds, we process information differently. This makes us really good at some things but it also means we may struggle with other things, especially if the learning process is not adapted to our way of thinking.

Does dyslexia affect thinking?

Some dyslexic people find that their mind races, and they struggle to find the right words to express themselves or to verbally keep up with the speed of their thoughts. Conversely, they often know the answer but need time to retrieve it from their memory.

How does a dyslexic person think?

Dyslexics are primarily visual or picture thinkers, possess a strong perceptual ability and are prone to spontaneous disorientation as a way of reacting to confusion or interest.

How is a dyslexic brain different?

National Center for Learning Disabilities Imaging research has demonstrated that the brains of people with dyslexia show different, less efficient, patterns of processing (including under and over activation) during tasks involving sounds in speech and letter sounds in words.

Do dyslexics see the world differently?

People with dyslexia often see things more holistically. They miss the trees but see the forest. “Its as if people with dyslexia tend to use a wide-angle lens to take in the world, while others tend to use a telephoto, each is best at revealing different kinds of detail.”

Can you see dyslexia on a brain scan?

Answer: Unfortunately, brain scans cant be used yet to “prove” that a child has dyslexia. The same is true for other learning and thinking differences, like ADHD .

Can dyslexia be seen on an MRI?

Researchers from MIT have discovered a link between the size of a language-processing area of the brain and poor pre-reading skills in kindergartners. This finding, coupled with an MRI technique, could lead the way for an earlier dyslexia diagnosis.

Are Dyslexics more intelligent?

In fact, despite reading ability, people who have dyslexia can have a range of intellectual ability. Most have average to above average IQs, and just like the general population, some have superior to very superior scores. So, our kids not only seem smart. They *are* smart.

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